The Ten Standards...A Reminder
Ten Standards of Fair Trade (view www.wfto.com for full details)
MESH strives to practice these ten standards in day to day work.
- Creating Opportunities For Economically Disadvantaged Producers
Fair Trade is used as a tool for poverty alleviation
- Transparency And Accountability
Each Fair Trade organisation is accountable to all stakeholders and finds appropriate, participatory ways to involve members in decision-making
- Trading Practices
Fair Trade ensures concern for the social and economic well-being of marginalised artisans and does not maximise profit at their expense
- Payment of a Fair Price
Prices are fixed in mutual agreement through dialogue and participation to ensure a fair wage to the artisan and price that can be sustained by the market.
- Child and Forced Labour
The rights of children are always respected. No forced labour is permitted amongst the workforce.
- Non-discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
Are all respected in Fair Trade
- Working ConditionsFair Trade ensures safe and healthy working conditions that comply with national laws and ILO conventions on health and safety
- Capacity BuildingFair Trade is committed to supporting artisans develop their skills and capabilities to allow access to all markets
- Promotion of Fair TradeFair Trade organisation work continuously to raise awareness about the aim of Fair Trade and the need for greater justice in world trade
- The Environment
Fair Trade seeks to create products that have minimal negative environmental impact.